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Catching Up Performance

Catching Up: This Is Your Pilot Speaking, An Audible Original Pilot

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Publisher's Summary

Carol, Sarah, Samira and Mac were best friends at university. They were the bright young things who had the world on a string and shining futures ahead. Now, as they find themselves tipping into their 30-something lives of work, relationships and responsibilities, they meet up for a big reunion night out, ready to recapture their shared past. Because whilst things may not have worked out exactly to plan for any of them...at least they will always have the comfort of old friends whose lives are even more weird, skewed and off-centre than their own.

A razor sharp, witty character comedy with a warm heart which will appeal to anyone (female or male) who has ever had an awkward evening catching up after an age with old friends.

Please note: This audiobook contains explicit language.

©2015 Bronagh Fegan (P)2015 Audible Ltd.

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    Frank 08-05-16
    Frank 08-05-16
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    "Absolutely Hilarious!"

    This is a top notch production! Better than what I was expecting! I couldn't help but literally laugh out loud several times while listening to this! Outstanding!

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    Amiesbookreviews Ontario, Canada 08-12-15
    Amiesbookreviews Ontario, Canada 08-12-15 Listener Since 2008

    Check out more detailed reviews on my blog amiesbookreviews.wordpress. com

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    "I had hoped this would be funnier"

    CATCHING UP WITH THE GIRLS: This Is Your Pilot Speaking, An Audible Original Pilot

    Author: Bronagh Fegan

    Type of Book: Audiobook - Unabridged

    Narrators: Louise Ford, Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Carrie Quinlan, Grainne Maguire and Andy Goddard

    Length: 30 minutes

    Genre: Comedy

    Release Date: June 11, 2015

    Publisher: Audible Inc.

    Rating: 2 out of 5 stars ⭐⭐

    Audible has created a few short pilot episodes of various serials and offered them up as free downloads. People are needed to vote for the best one and that one will continue to be produced.

    Carol has been living in New York for the past five years. She has just moved back to England and her old friends have set up a get together at a local Wine Bar.

    This meeting devolves into a
    "bitch-fest". There were a couple mildly funny parts, but I actually found this audiobook more annoying than entertaining.

    This "serial pilot" warns listeners at the beginning that they should "buckle up" because they are entering "the United States of Hilarity". This is flat out untrue. This was not funny in the least.

    The only redeeming feature is that the full cast of narrators are all very talented. They do a very good job with poor material.

    I cannot rate this audiobook any higher than 2 out of 5 stars ⭐⭐

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    R. Cassidy 07-22-15
    R. Cassidy 07-22-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Deadly Dull"
    What would have made Catching Up better?

    Less whining.


    What was most disappointing about Bronagh Fegan’s story?

    There was nothing about any of the characters that made me care at all about them. The story line was dull and predictable.


    What character would you cut from Catching Up?

    All of them.


    Any additional comments?

    I was very glad when this came to an end. It it gets beyond the pilot stage, I won't be listening to it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Aaldert 07-07-15
    Aaldert 07-07-15
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    "Bitchingly Good"

    I really enjoyed this one. Very believable, very real comedy. Some of the outbursts/staning up for myself moments felt slightly forced (why is thos charactering snapping now, I would ask myself) but such is the limit of the 30 minute format. Definitetly want to hear more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Farrell 07-05-15
    Farrell 07-05-15

    Sci-fi, detective, cozy. Only give 5s to those books I think stand above the rest. 4 is a good solid book. 3 is average, nothing special.

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    "Bad"

    There was nothing funny about this at all. Bad dialogue, dysfunctional women, no story. Truly worthless.

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  • moonwolf
    west yorkshire
    7/18/15
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    "Typically Funny Freinds story"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I enjoyed the story, very funny tale of typical women's get together, full of back stabbing humour, jealousy and but I love you your my best friend even though your a selfish so & so.Very funny twist with the Staff in the Restaurant/Bar.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I would not have changed the story .


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    I enjoyed the scene when the Waiter starts to lose control and finally breaks down.


    If this book were a film would you go see it?

    No , not my type of Movie but a good listen on audio.


    Any additional comments?

    This was my 2nd favourite from all 5 story's, lots of fun and very truthful .

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • thomas
    7/8/15
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    "Fun stand alone play, but..."
    What did you like best about Catching Up? What did you like least?

    The dialogue was funny without sounding forced (which is something some of the other pilots have suffered from), a lot of the humour growing organically out of the conversation between the characters (it helps that this play had one of the stronger casts, in my opinion). It didn't start all that promisingly, though, with the burning menu seeming a bit too 'trying to be funny', which didn't suit the rest of the play. That I give the 'story' a low score is not to say it's *bad*, more a reflection on the humour arising from *character* rather than *plot*.


    Any additional comments?

    My overall feeling is that while this is the pilot that made me laugh *loudest* out the 5 presented, I don't think it could sustain itself over the course of a series (its basic premise, the characters catching up after a long time apart having been fulfilled). So while I would be interested in hearing more from this particular writer, I have to place this as my 2nd favourite overall in this selection of pilots.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Alex
    7/5/15
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    "Too close to home!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Catching Up to be better than the print version?

    A strong cast with sensitive timing behind a powerful script helping ensure the audio edition is a winner!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Catching Up?

    For me, it was pretty powerful to be honest. Being male, I would have expected to have found it difficult to relate to the characters in the audio book; however, that was not the case.By sheer convenience, I also have three male friends from uni, with the four of us meeting up simply too seldom, not really due, as it was in this case, to georgraphic issue, but more due to life pressure and male-uselessness issues.Whenever we meet up, there are always politics doing the rounds which can be tiring. It is always an event to look forward to,


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    I actually had the best chuckle at the very end, when Carole stated that Sara wouln't stop talking about herself, oblivious to what had really been experiened throughout.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    A reunion after five years life experence post-Uni, these girls must surely have been able to make their mark and so share their success. But have they really grown up?


    Any additional comments?

    The book made it clear that everthing wasn't quite as rosey in the garden at it appearedby the end of sections which is an accurate life reflection in my opinion.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Seb Gale
    7/2/15
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    "Not good..."
    Would you try another book written by Bronagh Fegan or narrated by the narrators?

    No, really disappointed. Gave it a chance - made it 2 minutes to the end, it nver improved.


    What was most disappointing about Bronagh Fegan’s story?

    Weak and really not funny.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Different script!


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Felt like I've wasted my time.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't bother listening to it!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Piebald Princess
    3/11/16
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    "Ok, for a quick, light listen"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes, for a quick, light hearted listen.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    There were a number of narrators, none were terrible, none were great.


    Was Catching Up worth the listening time?

    Yes, it was only 30 mins ish


    Any additional comments?

    This is the second best listen out of this series. I doubt it could be extended beyond the 30 mins, unless it picked up the pace and had a better story line.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • M Full
    UK
    8/20/15
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    "Not funny and not interesting"
    What disappointed you about Catching Up?

    Not funny, boring story. But maybe I am not the target audience.


    Has Catching Up put you off other books in this genre?

    Yes


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Acting good


    What character would you cut from Catching Up?

    All


    Any additional comments?

    Sorry, not interesting or enjoyable

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Karim
    High Wycombe, United Kingdom
    8/15/15
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    "Not quite a comedy. More a drama with comic tones."

    As a man, I don't think I am the target market for this. Maybe I didn't see the funny side despite being in similar situations when old school \ college friends get back together after some time apart. This was seemed more a drama than comedy and actually had some poignant moments but overall I don't think it knew what note to hit, getting a bit confused and relying too much on the annoying characteristics of the protagonists to elicit some form of humour which doesn't really work as it just annoyed me as the listener

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Binkybot
    8/9/15
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    "Blah blah blah"

    I dont understand why something described as a sit com can have one mildly amusing line in it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • TonyR
    North Lincolnshire, UK
    8/5/15
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    "Okay, just"

    This was okay, but I can't see the story progressing. Not sure I'd want to anyway.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • D Hewitson
    8/2/15
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    "Mediocre sub-Radio 4 stuff"

    Wanted to enjoy it but the characters were pretty flat & few of the jokes did anything for me. Felt uninspired.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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